One of the main bridges in the city of Bath, England, is Pulteney Bridge that crosses the River Avon. It was opened in 1774 having been built to connect the land of the Pulteney family to the city, it is a Palladian style arched bridge that was designed by Robert Adam. The bridge is 45 metres long and is only one of four bridges in the world to have shops across its full span on both sides. The bridge takes both pedestrian and vehicular traffic. It is a well-photographed spot in the city with the bridge and the weir below being seen as quite an eye-catching.
The bridge is a 10-minute walk away from ‘Bath-Spa’ train station. The 3, 7 and 11 buses all stop close to the bridge.
Opening Times and Admission
The bridge is a public bridge, it is free to use at any hour of any day.